4. Get to know your neighbors. Knowing your neighbors is the first step in creating a sense of community. Be the neighbor you want your neighbors to be. Good neighbors offer a helping hand when someone is in need. They provide a second set of eyes on your home and can assist in picking up mail or watering plants if you’re out of town. Plus, a friendly relationship with the neighbors makes for a more enjoyable quality of life.
5. Take your time with renovation projects. In a brand new home, you probably won’t need to make significant changes. But even if you’re buying a resale home, take the time to live in your new home and get a feel for how you use the space before investing in costly rehab projects.